1442 Tit for Tat 4What else did she have beside her looks?
Lin Zhi had yet to see any of the newbie’s works; at most, there were only a few movie trailers, so she had no idea how her acting was.
Given her haughtiness, though, she naturally thought nothing of Yun Shishi.
She deemed the latter’s acting to be inferior to hers!
She debuted several years earlier, after all. In terms of experience and potential, she was confident that her acting skills were not beneath hers!
The newbie merely had good resources!
Still, where did all those good resources come from?
They all came from Qin Zhou.
Upon her debut, she got to work with Gu Xingze in a movie directed by Lin Fengtian. The superstar even specifically picked her to be his female companion at Huanyu’s annual gala. Thereafter, she managed to appear in ‘The Love Diary’ as its second imaginary couple with the actor.
The last one was a true golden resource.
Why was that so?
As a brand-new online variety show, South Korea’s top variety team was specially engaged to work on it.
Reality shows, being the best way to build a good image in front of the audience, were golden resources that many coveted.
It was out of reach to the average celebrity.
Not knowing how the show would be received in its early stages, the production team specially invited two B-listers to become an imaginary couple on it and reckoned that the results were not bad after recording several episodes.
After the pilot run, they saw a huge market potential in it. However, as the show was still climbing the ranks, and in a bid to stabilize its popularity, they invited Gu Xingze on the show at a heavy cost.
As for the female guest, the production team initially selected another person instead of the newbie actress.
Only due to the superstar making a request to them did Qin Zhou manage to clinch this deal.
The former would withdraw from the show if the female guest was not her.
How could they let that happen?
Hence, without further ado, the production team extended their invitation to her.
The success of the show was dependent on the high ratings from the male guests and not the female guests!
As the top idol, Gu Xingze alone was sufficient to bring in the entertainment value and ratings for the entire show.
That was enough.
It did not matter who the female guest was.
Moreover, since the superstar personally made this request, the production team could only follow his wishes.
Lin Zhi gritted her teeth in anger. Her fury stemmed from her being unable to appear as a female guest on the show due to the superstar’s insistence on picking the newcomer.
Why should the superstar pick her?
Did he like her?
What a joke!
As the senior actress regained her composure, she soon came to the conclusion that the female artist and her manager had some kind of unspeakable relationship.
Back then, when Qin Zhou terminated his contract with the superstar and signed on the newbie as his newest protégé, gossip and rumors started spreading within the circle.
Many people were shocked by the news.
Had he… gone mad?!
He actually terminated his contract with the superstar!
Was his brain working at all?
The superstar was a cash cow.
With his career on the rise even today, the growing value of the man meant the growing potential value of the manager’s career.